It's not you, it's me. I don't like you.
Eat with a Stranger-Some are stranger than others.
I know eating around the TV is so much more exciting, but I think that people forget how much fun it can be to actually interact with other people. Have you ever thought about the communal tables at a hibachi restaurant? You can meet the most interesting people and have a conversation that brightens your whole week. Or you could wind up sitting next to a guy with major BO, and a personality to match. But isn't it worth the risk of sitting next to an annoying frat boy, to maybe be able to have a highly enlightening conversation with an 80-year-old woman who has the personality of an angel? People forget how much you can learn from just talking to other people. Your mom might have once told you not to talk to strangers, but what kind of way to live is that??? My dad has taught me that there are some people that are stranger than others, and most of the stranger people aren't really "strangers": certainly not as strange as that uncle or cousin(if you don't have a strange family member, trust me, you ARE the strange family member) that almost everyone has. Live life like there are no strangers, trust your instincts, make new friends, and be HAPPY!!!! Don't live like there isn't a person you haven't already met that you might like.